RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                        05092000  RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4834'20", long 9708'50", in SE1/4SE1/4SE1/4 sec.24, T.159 N., R.51 W., Pembina County, Hydrologic Unit
   09020311, on downstream side of bridge on North Dakota State Highway 66, at the North Dakota-Minnesota border, 1.5 mi
   northeast of Drayton, and at mile 206.7.

DRAINAGE AREA.--34,800 mi2, approximately, includes 3,800 mi2 in closed basins.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1936 to June 1937, April 1941 to current year (fragmentary prior to April 1949).

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1388: 1949-50. WSP 1728: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 755.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
   (Minnesota highway bench mark). Prior to Nov. 30, 1954, nonrecording gage at site 1.5 mi upstream at datum 1.59 ft higher.

REMARKS.--Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of April 1897 reached a stage of about 41 ft at site and datum in use prior to
   Nov. 30, 1954.

                          DISCHARGE, CUBIC FEET PER SECOND, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
                                                       DAILY MEAN VALUES

        DAY       OCT      NOV      DEC      JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY      JUN      JUL      AUG      SEP

          1      6140    e3850    e3100    e2500    e1750    e2800     9000     5330    e3400    29200     4230     2430
          2      6010    e3800    e3200    e2450    e1750    e3500     8020     5230    e3400    28900     4140     2360
          3      5750    e3800    e3350    e2450    e1750    e5000     7260     5100    e3400    28500     4040     2420
          4      5400    e3800    e3500    e2400    e1750    e7500     6750     5020    e3400    27900     3990     2680
          5      5090    e3850    e3600    e2400    e1750    e8500     6450     4930    e3300    27100     3950     2880

          6      4880    e3850    e3700    e2350    e1750    e9000     6420     4870    e3400    25800     3780     3200
          7      4710    e3850    e3550    e2300    e1750    e9500     6440     4810     3420    23800     3560     3880
          8      4570    e3850    e3400    e2250    e1750   e10000     6380     4740     3440    21900     3380     4350
          9      4490    e3850    e3250    e2250    e1750   e10300     6310    e4600     3490    19900     3210     4360
         10      4470     3900    e3150    e2250    e1750   e10500     6240    e4500     3530    18500     3050     4070

         11      4450     3890    e3000    e2200    e1750   e10500     6120    e4400     3560    17900     2890     3710
         12      4470     3870    e3000    e2200    e1750   e10300     5940    e4400     3620    17500     2840     3410
         13      4480     3870    e3200    e2150    e1750   e10300     5700    e4500     4160    16900     2750     3120
         14      4480     3860    e3300    e2150    e1750   e10300     5500    e4500     5040    15800     2680     2830
         15      4480     3850    e3350    e2100    e1750   e10000     5400    e4500     6720    14200     2560     2630

         16      4470     3830    e3350    e2100    e1750    e9700     5330    e4400     9050    12300     2490     2460
         17      4470     3830    e3400    e2050    e1750    e9400     5270    e4400    10600    10400     2470     2340
         18      4460     3820    e3400    e2000    e1700    e8700     5220    e4400    12300     8810     2490     2230
         19      4450     3810    e3300    e2000    e1700    e8200     5250    e4300    13600     7800     2560     2190
         20      4440     3800    e3250    e1950    e1700    e7600     5340    e4300    14700     7220     2710     2130

         21      4430     3800    e3150    e1950    e1700    e7300     5360    e4200    16100     6580     3030     2170
         22      4400     3790    e3050    e1950    e1700    e6900     5290    e4100    18100     6010     3320     2160
         23     e4300     3790    e2950    e1950    e1750    e6600     5250    e4000    20900     5560     3290     2150
         24     e4300    e3800    e2800    e1900    e1800    e6400     5230    e4000    23600     5250     3100     2140
         25     e4250    e3850    e2700    e1900    e1900     6580     5250    e3900    25700     5060     2930     2150

         26     e4150    e3900    e2600    e1900    e2000     6910     5350    e3800    27200     4920     2840     2240
         27     e4050    e3900    e2600    e1850    e2200     8230     5440    e3700    28200     4750     2760     2480
         28     e4000    e3400    e2600    e1850    e2400     9910     5510    e3700    28800     4600     2770     2730
         29     e4000    e3150    e2600    e1850    e2600    10900     5500    e3600    29200     4460     2710     2860
         30     e3950    e3050    e2600    e1800      ---    10900     5420    e3500    29300     4380     2640     2850
         31     e3900      ---    e2500    e1800      ---    10100      ---    e3500      ---     4330     2530      ---

        TOTAL  141890   113260    96500    65200    52900   262330   177940   135230   364630   436230    95690    83610
        MEAN     4577     3775     3113     2103     1824     8462     5931     4362    12150    14070     3087     2787
        MAX      6140     3900     3700     2500     2600    10900     9000     5330    29300    29200     4230     4360
        MIN      3900     3050     2500     1800     1700     2800     5220     3500     3300     4330     2470     2130
        AC-FT  281400   224700   191400   129300   104900   520300   352900   268200   723200   865300   189800   165800

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1949 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     1957     1675     1384     1154     1126     3412    15250     9454     5726     5250     2561     2078
        MAX      5194     5653     4168     2255     2598    16290    54710    58890    23420    28240    21580    12140
        (WY)     1995     1972     1999     1998     1998     1998     1997     1950     1962     1975     1993     1999
        MIN       317      277      149      174      201      280     1275      938      676      348      243      329
        (WY)     1991     1977     1977     1990     1977     1962     1981     1977     1977     1988     1977     1988

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1949 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                     3700230                    2025410
        ANNUAL MEAN                        10140                       5534                       4274
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                      11280              1997
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         536              1977
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                 59100     Apr  9           29300     Jun 30          124000       Apr 24 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                   1700     Feb  2            1700     Feb 18             110       Dec 23 1989
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM            1700     Feb  2            1710     Feb 16             118       Dec 28 1989
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                       29300     Jun 30          124000       Apr 24 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         33.68  Jul  3              45.55    Apr 24 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                                                       7.7     Oct 16 1936
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)            7339000                    4017000                    3096000
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                 25600                      10300                       9820
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  4910                       3850                       1870
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  1900                       1950                        486

        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1972 to current year.


                                 WATER-QUALITY DATA, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000

                                DIS-     PH       PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,   WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-             MAGNE-
                               INST.    WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,
                               CUBIC    FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-
                                FEET   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE      TIME     PER      ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                               SECOND   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)
                              (00061)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)  (00925)

         MAR
           28...       1340    9880       --      7.8       --      783     12.0      5.5      350     74.0     40.0
         MAY
           09...       0925    4600       --       --       --       --     14.0     17.0       --       --       --
         SEP
           06...       1145    3100      8.3      8.2      750      725     20.0     17.5      310     66.0     35.0


                                                                ANC                                        SOLIDS,
                           POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                            SIUM,     AD-            SODIUM,  TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE    DIS-   AT 180
                            DIS-    SORP-             DIS-      LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-     SOLVED   DEG. C
                           SOLVED    TION            SOLVED    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   (TONS     DIS-
                  DATE     (MG/L    RATIO    SODIUM   (MG/L     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                           AS K)            PERCENT   AS NA)   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)    DAY)    (MG/L)
                          (00935)  (00931)  (00932)  (00930)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)  (70302)  (70300)

              MAR
                28...       7.0       .7      15      29.0      210     24.0       .2      160     13500     507
              MAY
                09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              SEP
                06...       8.3      1        22      41.0      244     26.0       .2      110      4050     484


                          SOLIDS,
                          SUM OF                                        MANGA-            MOLYB-   SELE-    STRON-
                          CONSTI-  ARSENIC   IRON,    LEAD,   LITHIUM   NESE,   MERCURY   DENUM,   NIUM,     TIUM,
                          TUENTS,    DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-
                            DIS-    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED
                  DATE     SOLVED   (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L
                           (MG/L)   AS AS)   AS FE)   AS PB)   AS LI)   AS MN)   AS HG)   AS MO)   AS SE)   AS SR)
                          (70301)  (01000)  (01046)  (01049)  (01130)  (01056)  (71890)  (01060)  (01145)  (01080)

              MAR
                28...       461      3.0      30        1      30.0      <10       .1      <1      <1.0      330
              MAY
                09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              SEP
                06...       433      6.0      90       <1      40.0       10      <.1       2      <1.0      320

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